The Black Forest and the Rhine for Families

Take your family on this captivating expedition through ancient towns, exhilarating cities, and natural beauty, soaking in history and culture of Europe's heartland.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2

    Mainz, Germany

  • 3

    Koblenz, Germany

  • 4

    Trier, Germany

  • 5

    Strasbourg, France

  • 6

    Triberg, Germany

  • 7

    Baden-Baden, Germany

  • 8

    Heidelberg, Germany

  • 9

    Frankfurt, Germany

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Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • 4 sisters
  • Triceratops
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  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • Städel, Frankfurt am Main
  • Frankfurt Dom
  • DSCF0002 - Richard Meier - Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art.JPG
  • Frankfurt's Slice of Cake
  • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  • Rail to Heaven
   
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Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

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A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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Things to do in and around Mainz

  • Mainz Cathedral
  • Downtown Mainz
  • Christuskirche Mainz
  • 2005_11 Stadtbesichtigung Mainz
  • Gutenberg Looking at Mainz Cathedral
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  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • Rail to Heaven
  • Rhin
   
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Mainz

Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate region

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Where the Rhine and Main Rivers meet, Mainz has stood proudly as a trade city since its initial founding by Romans in the 1C BC.

Mainz is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The city is located on the river Rhine at its confluence with the Main opposite Wiesbade. The city is famous as the home of the invention of the movable-type printing press, as the first books printed using movable type were manufactured in Mainz in the early 1450s. Main sites: Romano-Germanic Central Museum. It is home to Roman, Medieval, and earlier artifacts. Museum of Ancient Seafaring. It houses the remains of five Roman boats from the late 4th century. Roman remains, including Jupiter's column, Drusus' mausoleum, the ruins of the theatre and the aqueduct. Mainz Cathedral of St. Martin, over 1,000 years old.
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Things to do in and around Koblenz

  • the German Corner
  • Allemagne - Koblenz (Coblence)
  • Rail to Heaven
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • Rhin
  • Saarschleife
   
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Koblenz

Germany, The Moselle Valley region

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With ancient roots, this lively city is beautifully set among mountains as well as the Rhine and Moselle Rivers.

Koblenz is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle. Main attractions : Fortified cities - Its defensive works are extensive, and consist of strong forts crowning the hills encircling the town to the west, and the citadel of Ehrenbreitstein on the opposite bank of the Rhine. The old city was triangular in shape, two sides being bounded by the Rhine and Mosel and the third by a line of fortifications. The Moselle is spanned by a Gothic freestone bridge of 14 arches, erected in 1344, two modern road bridges and also by two railway bridges.
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Things to do in and around Trier

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  • Trier Centrum
  • Porta Nigra
  • Trèveris (Trier). Rheinisches Landesmuseum. Monument funerari romà amb escenes familiars (220 dC.): l'amo passant comptes.
  • Kaiserthermen Roman Baths, Trier
  • Saarschleife
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • Roman Amphitheatre, Augusta Treverorum, Trier
  • Cathedral of Trier HDR
  • Germany-5280 - Basilica of Constantine
  • Rail to Heaven
  • Rhin
   
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Trier

Germany, The Moselle Valley region

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With an impressive cultural and economic history, some claim Trier as the oldest city in Germany, going back to the 16C BC.

Trier, historically called Treves in English, is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It may be the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BCE. The city is the oldest seat of a Christian bishop north of the Alps. Trier is known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings, which include: The Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps; Ruins of three Roman baths, among them the largest Roman baths north of the Alps; The huge Constantine Basilica, a basilica in the original Roman sense. Trier Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church that dates back to Roman times.
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Things to do in and around Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg - Grande Ile
  • MAMAC 6
  • Rainy day
  • La Petite France  (Strasbourg)
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  • Other view of the plains 2
  • Riquewihr Vines
  • The towering Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Petite France
  • Musée Alsacien
  • Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame
  • Eléphant d'Afrique
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  • Historical Museum / Историческия музей
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  • Obernai notre commune
   
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Strasbourg

France, Alsace region

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Strasbourg harmoniously combines its governmental importance with the wonder generated by great museums and superb architecture.

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg's historic city center, the Grande ֳŽle, was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.
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Things to do in and around Triberg

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  • Triberg, Schwarzwald
  • Europa Park 209
  • Freiburg Photowalk
  • Red
  • 2009-05-10 - Titisee - House on the Water
   
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Triberg

Germany, The Black Forest region

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Nestled in the Black Forest, Triberg is the home of the cuckoo clock and a starting point for hikes to some beautiful waterfalls.

Triberg is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Triberg lies in the middle of the Black Forest between 500 and 1038 metres above sea level. The Triberg Waterfalls, a series of waterfalls in the Gutach River, are among the tallest in Germany. With a total vertical drop of 151m (496 feet). Other points of interest are: The Black Forest museum. The pilgrimage church Maria in der tanne (Mary in the Fir), a baroque church dating from the 18th Century. The handcarved council chamber. The world's biggest Cuckoo clock.
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Things to do in and around Baden-Baden

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  • Baden Baden
  • Lichtentaler Allee, Baden-Baden
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  • Roman Baths...
  • Europa Park 209
  • Freiburg Photowalk
  • Frieder-Burda-Museum
  • The old monastery
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  • 2009-05-10 - Titisee - House on the Water
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Baden-Baden

Germany, The Wine Route region

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A great base for exploring the Black Forest, this elegant town has been popular since Roman times.

Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany. It is located in the northern foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos River in close proximity to France and Switzerland. The city offers many options for sports enthusiasts. Horse races take place each May, August and October at nearby Iffezheim. The countryside is ideal for hiking and mountain climbing. In the winter Baden-Baden is a skiing destination. The springs of Baden-Baden have been known for more than 2,000 years, and their composition resembles that of the Roman baths of the 3rd century. The water at the baths of "Caracalla-Therme" spa comes from artesian wells 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) under the Florentiner Mountain.
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Things to do in and around Heidelberg

  • Heidelberg (HDR)
  • Deutschland (Allemagne) - Heidelberg (Vol. 2)
  • Heidelberg, the romantic city
  • Hedelberg - Old Bridge
  • Heidelberg 027
  • Europa Park 209
  • DSC08592
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
  • Freiburg Photowalk
   
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Heidelberg

Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg region

Night lifeFoodCulture1 night

Notable as a university town, Heidelberg is equally lauded as a town that melds seamlessly with its surrounding natural landscape.

Heidelberg is a city in south-west Germany. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle - which is a mix of styles from Gothic to Renaissance, and the baroque style Old Town.
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Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • 4 sisters
  • Triceratops
  • DSC08592
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
   
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Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

CultureNight lifeFood0 nights

A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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